Following the tragic news that National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Immediate Past President Dr. James L. Walls, Jr., mayor, District Heights, Maryland, passed away at his home on Thursday, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership issued the following statement.
Initiative will identify trends, challenges and solutions to local government retirement challenges to help cities achieve greater fiscal sustainability
NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families released "Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America's Schools," a comprehensive book that provides a rich trove of new ideas and strategies for how to reduce dropout rates and help all young people graduate from high school.
NLC President Honors Congressional Champions of Local Issues
Local Government Groups strongly urge all Senators to support the bipartisan Feinstein-Tillis-Blumenthal-Perdue-Lee amendment that would strike section 2152 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill.
A new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to incubate creativity and serve as labs for forward-looking concepts and policies. Innovation Districts: The Chattanooga Story highlights how the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., planned and cultivated their innovation district and outlines how cities can create their own innovation districts.
Statement urging adoption of the bipartisan Amendment #3558 that would preserve the balance of federal, state and local regulatory authority in order to ensure the continued safe integration of UAS, submitted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and co-sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) to H.R. 636, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016.
Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in cities and counties.
Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2)—present a dangerous challenge to the principle of local control and run counter to the notion that inclusiveness is a fundamental pillar of strong cities.
More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas, Knoxville, and Orlando have signed an amicus brief explaining why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities across the United States.